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How the game of Good Cop – Bad Cop works in job interviews

by | 23rd, September 2013

THE police love playing good cop- bad cop. One does the talking; one takes notes. What effect does the silent presence have on the subject? Let’s see:

Over 100 hundred students and university staff were allocated to either tell the truth in answering detailed questions about a real job they really had, or they were asked to lie and answer questions about a fictional job. After having three days to prepare, the participants were invited to a psychology lab for questioning. A female interviewer with a neutral style asked the questions (e.g. “If you were training me to do your job for a day, what things would I need to know about it?”) while a second male interviewer took notes. Crucially, this male interviewer either struck a supportive demeanour (smiling and nodding his head), a neutral demeanour, or acted as

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